High-Demand Health Careers
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High-Demand Health Careers

Finding the Healthcare Career That's Right For You
4.4 (5 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
41 students enrolled
Last updated 5/2015
English
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Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Identify the academic pathway that leads to the healthcare career that's right for you.
  • Determine the certification requirements for a variety of healthcare careers.
  • Articulate the duties and responsibilities of selected careers in healthcare.
  • Discover the projected growth and median income of careers in healthcare that interest you.
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Requirements
  • An interst in exploring career options in the healthcare industry.
Description

This course is designed for anyone interested in exploring high demand careers in the healthcare industry, whether as a high school student researching the best course to follow after graduation or as a person who is interested in making a career change.

Overall, the healthcare industry workforce will need to expand by 30% in the next 15 years to meet the increasing demands for healthcare services, and this means that there will be many employment opportunities in many fields and specialties within healthcare. In this course we will examine more than 20 rapidly growing careers in the healthcare industry. We will explore the duties responsibilities of professionals in each career, the educational path one must follow to enter each career, and the projected growth and median income associated with each career.

To be successful and effective in the healthcare field takes a special kind of person. Careers in the healthcare industry are distinct from any other field because of the necessary traits one must possess to be successful and effective, and these traits are essential for all healthcare workers regardless of field or specialty. Healthcare professionals must possess an extraordinary capacity for empathy and compassion because the people with whom they work every day, the sick and injured, are extremely vulnerable. Healthcare workers must always be aware of and able to follow laws and strict regulations governing patient care, privacy, and ethical treatment. Healthcare workers must be reliable, organized, and detail oriented because their patients’ lives depend on it. And healthcare workers must be capable of meeting the challenge of working every day with people in crisis.

The healthcare industry is hiring, so let’s begin exploring which career option might be right for you!

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone interested in exploring high-demand careers in the healthcare industry.
  • No prior training or education required.
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Introduction
1 Lecture 01:40

Course overview

Preview 01:40
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Career Analysis
7 Lectures 46:55

In this lecture, we will explore educational requirements, median income, and responsibilities in the following careers:

  • Dental Hygienist
  • Dental Assistant
Preview 03:03

In this lecture, we will explore educational requirements, median income, and responsibilities in the following careers:

  • Home Health Aide
  • Personal Care Aide
  • Nursing Assistant
  • Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Registered Nurse
Preview 10:36

In this lecture, we will explore educational requirements, median income, and responsibilities in the following careers:

  • Phlebotomist
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonographer
  • Radiologic and MRI Technologist
Diagnostic
06:37

In this lecture, we will explore educational requirements, median income, and responsibilities in the following careers:

  • EMT
  • Paramedic
Emergency Medical
03:13

In this lecture, we will explore educational requirements, median income, and responsibilities in the following careers:

  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Surgical Technologist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Respiratory Therapist
  • Radiation Therapist
Therapeutic
10:56

In this lecture, we will explore educational requirements, median income, and responsibilities in the following careers:

  • Medical Assistant
  • Physician Assistant
Medical Careers
04:11

In this lecture, we will explore educational requirements, median income, and responsibilities in the following careers:

  • Health Information Technician
  • Health Services Manager
  • Medical Transcriptionist
  • Receptionist
Administrative
08:19
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Conclusion
2 Lectures 01:13
Conclusion
01:13

If you score high on this assessment, a career in healthcare might be the right choice for you!

Health Career Assessment
20 questions

Conclusion
4 pages
About the Instructor
Code Coach
4.1 Average rating
59 Reviews
764 Students
2 Courses
Medical Coding Experts

CodeCoach is a team of Certified Professional Coders, each with over a decade of experience in higher education.

CodeCoach instructors provide training on a variety of health career topics. Curious which health career is right for you? Want to learn Medical Coding? Are you a medical coder in need of ICD-10-CM training? Check out CodeCoach courses on Udemy (more coming soon)!

Clay Martin
4.1 Average rating
59 Reviews
764 Students
2 Courses
Medical Coding Expert

I am a certified professional coder with over a decade of experience in higher education. My years working in higher education provide me a unique perspective on the growth of the healthcare industry and the career opportunities that are available for people with the right training. My in-depth study of ICD-10 CM has given me intricate knowledge of the coding system which is scheduled to become the standard in October 2015.